Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Review: The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club by Lynsey James

The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club by Lynsey James

#2 Luna Bay
4 ****

The Blurb

The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park

Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father.

Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion.

Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.

Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way....

My Thoughts

Wow how great it was to be back in Luna Bay!

Firstly you don't need to have read the first book in the series, The Broken Hearts Book Club to enjoy The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club but it's an amazing read and a fabulous introduction to the wonderful Luna Bay, so make sure you add it to your reading pile.

Sunflower Cottage is the story of Emily Reed, a smart, power dressing, business woman from Glasgow who heads to Luna Bay to secure Sunflower Cottage as new property for the hotel company she works for. It's not just a business trip for Emily though as she has discovered that the person she thought was her father is actually not and that she is the result of an affair her mother had with a man living in Luna Bay. More than a little bewildered Emily heads off hoping to meet her biological father but things don't quite go to plan.

One of the first people Emily meets on arriving in Luna Bay is the very attractive but very moody and very annoying Noah. Despite the initial conflict between the two it's not long before sparks are flying. Can Emily find all the answers she is looking for in one short month before she has to head back to Glasgow?

This is such great little read and I whizzed through the pages so happy to be back in Luna Bay. I loved seeing Jake and Lucy again and it was wonderful to see that their relationship is still going strong. I need to holiday in a place like Sunflower Cottage, it sounds the cutest little B & B ever. Once again Lynsey James has written a fab book about community and everyone coming together.
The relationship between Emily & Noah sizzles and the rest of the Luna Bay residents we meet are wonderful.

A perfect holiday read and I do hope Lynsey James is busy working on book number 3!

About The Author

Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…